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president obama wrestling with how involved the united states should get in the middle east. the president meeting with the national security team over the fresh reports that the syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people. let's bring in john karl, joining us this morning from washington. what are the options that the administration are considering here? >> well, it all comes down to air strikes against the syrian government. possible air strikes against airfields, against military headquarters. but there is a divide in the administration about how forcefully to respond. one thing not on the table is sending in ground forces. this would be some form of air attack to send a message to syria this is unacceptable and to degrade their ability to do it again. >> we remember this president was very, very critical of the last president, george w. bush for taking action in iraq without u.n. approval. is there any talk that president obama would act unilaterally without u.n. approval? >> that's a big question and hotly debated in the white house is what to do in terms of the united n
. the brand-new video of bo meeting his new puppy playmate. now, the world meets sunny obama, this morning. >>> and good morning, everyone. boy, sunny is going to keep bo young out there at the white house, isn't she? they play around on the white house lawn yesterday. the first lady tweeting, she's so excited to introduce the newest member of the obama family. we're going to get to that. >>> also, the latest on the crisis in egypt. tense discussions going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is
, thank you. >>> switching gears to all of the chatter about president obama, showing a different and interesting side of his personality, in a high-profiled moment. in front of the assembled press corps on friday afternoon, the president was cutting loose with candid comments about everybody from vladimir putin, to michelle obama. jeff is here with more. >> reporter: we saw hints of frustration and defiance from the president. after a challenging summer in washington, it was that series of unscripted moments that offered a deeper window into what he's really thinking. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. >> reporter: in the running commentary, president obama held nothing back. on russian president vladimir putin -- >> he has that slouch, looking like a board kid in the back of the classroom. >> reporter: on the new anti-gay law, through olympic medals. >> one of the things i'm looking forward to is gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold or silver or bronze. if russia doesn't have gay or lesbian athletes, it will probably make their team weaker. >> reporter:
. >>> shift gears to politics. president obama has started his eight-day summer vacation on martha's vineyard. he and michelle boarded a flight yesterday. >> meanwhile, this weekend, in the key state of iowa, the race to replace president obama appears to be in full swing, everyone though the election is somewhere than three years out. let's bring in george stephanopoulos, host of "this week." i have never been good at math. but i think we have got 29 months before the election. what is going on? both parties holding events this weekend. >> but it's only two years until the iowa straw polls. that's why everybody is out there. >> two years. >> iowa, the first caucus state. we all know how important it is. it launched president obama back in 2008. and this is a wide-open race, particularly on the republican side. what was so interesting about what was happening in iowa, a lot of contenders out there. people like ted cruz out there, his second or third tripe to iowa this year. you had rick santorum going again. he did so well last time by visiting every county. they all know this is a big prize
: and remember what he said about president obama in 2011? >> we've had a president who doesn't know how to lead. >> reporter: following superstorm sandy, an all-out bromance. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion. >> the chris christie brand is all about independence. a nonpartisan person who leads the state of new jersey as best he knows well. >> reporter: while the therapy is banned for minors, it's perfectly legal for adults. new jersey is the second state to ban it. california banned it last year. >>> we're going to turn to dick van dyke and the tv legend's scary brush with death on an l.a. freeway. he was rescued from his sports car just in time. and abc's ryan owens has the alarming story. >> reporter: dick van dyke starred in the classic "chitty chitty bang bang," about a car that never stopped making strange noises. which is how the 87-year-old's real-life highway drama began. >> it started making a noise. i thought it had a flat. then, it started smoking. and it burned to a crisp. they yanked me out of the car. i was trying to call the dmv. >> r
gears to politics. president obama has started his eight-day summer vacation on martha's vineyard. they boarded a flight yesterday. >> meanwhile, the race to replace president obama in iowa appears to be in full swing even though the election is more than three years out. let's bring in george stephanopoulos, host of "this week." i think we have 29 months before the election. what is going on? >> but it's only two years until the iowa straw poll. >> two years. >> iowa, the first caucus state. it launched president obama back in 2008. and this is a wide open race, particularly on the republican side. what was so interesting about what was happening in iowa, a lot of contenders out there, ted cruz out there, his second or third trip to iowa. rick santorum did so well by visiting every county. they know this is a big prize on the republican side and no heir apparent. on the democratic side, a rally for hillary clinton. claire mccaskill out there pumping for hillary. it looks like this was a tough state for her four years ago. right now that nomination is hers for the taking barring a
king's i have a dream speech. on the steps of the lincoln memorial. well, president obama will mark the occasion with a major address there today. and that is where abc's byron pitts is this morning. byron, good morning. another huge crowd expected there today. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. that's right. today is as much about the future as it is remembering the past. according to the white house, president obama has spent part of this week meeting with african-american mayors who have come to town, all to help him shape this historic moment. >> i have a dream. >> reporter: a record 250,000 people watched one of history's greatest speeches. martin luther king dreaming aloud for the nation's 20 million negros. it was called the march on washington. and it's very topic of jobs for all americans, aides say president obama will tackle in a speech today. a theme he laid out during a radio interview with tom joyner. >> the question is, does the ordinary person, day-to-day, can they succeed? and we have not made as much progress as we need to on that. and that is something i spend
. president obama was scheduled to arrive here in moscow just over a month for a summit with putin. if snowden was allowed to stay president obama may not come. >>> meanwhile the news about snowden's asylum comes one day after another secret surveillance program was revealed in the documents that snowden released. the software allows the government to access virtually any internet browsing activity in real time. with privacy concerns growing, president obama will now try to reassure critics on both sides of the aisle at a meeting today. >>> in other news, lightning strike an army base in colorado where soldiers were outside training. 12 of those soldiers at fort carson were injured just as they were running for shelter. many remain hospitalize overnight. >>> a scare inside a michigan movie theater, police arrested a man they say was carrying a loaded gun, body armor, more than 30 rounds of ammunition and a fake can cia badge. he was watching the movie when authorities arrived. >>> and a ruling from a federal judge can help you save you some money at the stores. the fees that the stores have to
morning, elizabeth. it is a huge day here. as the obama administration makes its case to congress, the nation and the world, that a military attack on syria is justified. the president, shutting himself in the west wing today. no public events, no public appearances. just a laser focus as he meets with his national security team. president obama has a big decision to make. his intelligence team has decided syria has done the unthinkable, killed its own people and threatened the rest of the world, including america's national security with deadly, poisonous gas. >> you are not only breaking international norms and standards of decency, but you're also creating a situation where u.s. national interests are affected. and that needs to stop. >> reporter: the president telling pbs, in his first extensive comments on the syrian attack, that he plans on sending a strong message to bashar al assad -- >> i have no interest in an open-ended conflict in syria. but we do have to make sure, when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that t
and dan. >> thank you. well, the unrest is proving to be a tough test for the obama administration. >> george stephanopoulos joins the discussion. good morning. why is the u.s. not doing more? the concern betting on the wrong horse? >> the real concern there may not be a good horse. when the muslim brotherhood was elected, the united states pressed them to open up the governing process. they ignored the united states. the military comes in, the united states presses for non-violent crackdowns. president obama has suspended military aid because he wants to maintain the influence, but if the military continues to ignore u.s. pleas to calm down the violence, they may have no choice but to suspend aid. >> the embassy in cairo is closed because of the escalating violence. >>> back to domestic policy, we have images of the president playing golf yesterday with larry david. he's coming back to a lofty, lofty administration, and he's got immigration reform, gun control, a deficit deal. what, if any, can he accomplish? >> he's got a big fall coming up. he cut his vacation short. he went eig
at this hour. president obama's tough words on the syria crisis right now. calling the potential use of chemical weapons there, a grave concern. >> no doubt that when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale, and again, we're still gathering information about this particular event. but it is very troublesome. >>> and a surprise this morning. ♪ batman >> the new batman revealed. oscar-winner, ben affleck, will be bruce wayne. the choice makes headlines worldwide, as he gets set to go up against superman. >>> and a major announcement this morning about these two adorable cubs. "gma's" exclusive access to the nursery of the only panda twins in america, as they wave good morning, america. >>> they were waving on the inside, lara. i'm sure. hello, america. good morning to you. >>> and what a morning ahead for you here on "gma." a crowd numbering in the thousands and thousands. all lined up and welcoming the wanted. so many sleeping all night long there at central park, as they get ready for one of the biggest boy bands on the planet. >> oh, my goodness. i always say this,
on the crisis in syria. president obama, weighing his options right now. congress has been briefed. and white house officials now saying that the surprise vote in great britain is not going to stop the u.s. from acting. preparations for a strike taking place right now. >> we have full coverage starting this morning with abc's jim avila, who is at the white house with the reaction to that stunning vote in parliament last night. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. overnight, just as the president's people were briefing congress on their case against syria, telling the senators and the congresspeople, in fact, even if america has to act alone, america must respond. just before the white house began its briefing, stunning news from america's staunchest ally. britain is out. parliament rejected the prime minister's motion to intervene. and voted against any military action against syria. >> it is clear to me that the british parliament, reflecting the views of the british people. does not want to see british military reaction. i get that. and the government will act accordingly. >> reporter: now
. >>> now to the crisis of syria. u.n. inspectors fired on this morning as the obama administration ramps up plans for a military strike after concluding the assad regime almost certainly used chemical weapons against its own people. abc's martha raddatz has been reporting all week from the region and she joins us from cairo now. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the u.s. is more convinced than ever before that this was a chemical attack and it is now up to president obama to decide what to do. the images, the evidence gathered in the attack have prompted this morning the u.s. secretary of state to issue the strongest statement to date, john kerry, saying the u.s. has very little doubt that a chemical weapon was used by the syrian regime last week killing hundreds or as many as a thousand syrian civilians. in the region this morning, possible options for a response are being discussed. the u.s. chairman of the joint chiefs and head of central command holding meetings with counterparts from across the region in amman. u.s. navy destroyers and submarines are now position
heating up. we're learning this morning it was president obama himself who canceled his summit meeting with vladimir putin, saying it just wasn't worth it. and abc's jonathan karl is in washington this morning with the very latest here. jon, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, josh. well, the president's decision to cancel that summit with vladimir putin comes as u.s./russian relations are at their frostiest since the cold war. the last time putin and president obama got together, the tension was obvious as they clashed over syria. now, the relationship is even worse. the last time a u.s. president canceled a planned meeting in russia was 1960, the height of the cold war, before even the cuban missile crisis. putin has carefully crafted his image as a russian strongman. showing off his physique on horseback, dominating foes in the hockey rink and on the judo mat. and just last month, catching some mighty big fish. even perfected the art of the icy stare. >> that seems to be his preferred style during press conferences, sitting back and not looking too excited. >> reporter:
the crash. >>> and, finally, let's hope president obama's golf game improves as he enjoys vacation on martha's vineyard. got off to bit of a rough start. reporters were watching. as he rolled the first attempt on the first green. and left that short. and then, oh, that second one. oh, boy. you know, if the president -- he picks it up after that one. >> does he get a mulligan? >> geez. >> the president gets whatever he wants. >> a rough foursome there. so, a three-putt on hole 1. look at that. not like he wasn't trying. that is body english. >> is that a move to get it in? >> apparently. boy, hey, president obama, if we play, you can pick that up. that's all i'm saying. >> wise move. wise move. >> who wants cameras watching them on the golf course? >> you know how hard that is. that's terrible. i can't do it when one guy and a raccoon is watching. >>> we're going to turn now to the rescue of hannah anderson. now reunited with her father after a massive manhunt that stretched from southern california all the way to idaho. ryan owens is in boise with the latest. good morning, ryan. >> reporter:
're going to turn to tough talk from president obama this morning on the growing crisis in syria. and the reported use of chemical weapons there, by the people's own government. jim avila live at the white house with the very latest. good morning to you, jim. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the president's national security team met at the white house for more than three hours on the latest syrian events. and on cnn, the president said the latest attack on syria, which may have included chemical weapons, requires immediate american attention. >> what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. we're already in communications with the entire international community. we're moving through the u.n. to try to prompt better action from them. and we've called on the syrian government to allow the investigation of the site because u.n. inspectors are on the ground right now. we don't expect cooperation, gui given their past history. there is no doubt, when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale, and again, we're still gathering informatioabo
. police are investigating what caused the crash. >>> let's hope president obama's golf game improves as he enjoys vacation on martha's vineyard. got off to a rough start. he rolled the first attempt on the first green. and left that short. and then, oh, that second one. oh, boy. you know, if the president -- he picks it up after that one. >> does he get a mulligan? >> the president gets whatever he wants. >> a rough foursome there. not like he wasn't trying. that is body english. >> is that a move to get it in? >> apparently. boy, hey, president obama, if we play, you can pick that up. that's all i'm saying. >> wise move. wise move. >> who wants cameras watching them on the golf course. >> i can't do it when one guy and a raccoon is watching. >>> now we turn to the wet weather leading to flooding in so many parts of the country. and more rain expected, again today. ginger zee is in for sam this morning with a look at that. the colorado springs area hit so hard is also in the zone again? >> right, that same town, manitou springs. this is right now. they'll be under watch this afternoon and
right, muhammad, thank you. well, the unrest is proving to be a tough test for the obama administration. >> host of abc's "this week" george stps stephanopoulos joins the discussion. good morning. a lot of people are saying, why is the u.s. not doing more? the concern betting on the wrong horse? >> the real concern there may not be a good horse if this fight. for months when the muslim brotherhood was in charge after they had been elected, the united states pressed them to be more inclusive, to open up the governing process. they ignored the united states. the military comes in, the united states presses them not to have violent crackdowns. they're ignored as well. so far president obama has avoided suspending military aid to egypt because he wants to maintain our influence. but if this continues, if the military continues to ignore u.s. pleas to calm down the violence, they may have no choice but to suspend aid. >> and of course, we know, the embassy in cairo is closed there because of the escalating violence. i want to get back to domestic policy. is president wrapping up his vacation
news. president obama for the first time addressing the crisis in egypt, more than 500 people have reportedly killed and thousands injured on the military crackdown onle protesters in the country. supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi set fire. president obama condemned the violence. >> this morning, we notified the egyptian government that we are cancelling our biannual joint military exercise which was scheduled for next month. i have asked my national security team to assess the actions taken by the interim government and further steps that we may take as necessary with respect to the u.s./egyptian relationship. >> the president also called on egypt's military to end martial law there but he did not cancel the more than $1 billion in u.s. aid to the country. and we're watching dow this morning, down 200 points in early trading. after walmart reported weak sales. shoppers staying home worried about higher payroll taxes and gas prices. >>> and more than 250 families are still waiting for the return home, as just the latest stubborn wildfire rages for a third. this one, in n
will be remembered this way. wednesday is the exact date of the 1963 march. that's when president obama and former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter will address the crowd here at the lincoln memorial. >> living history this week in washington. >>> and staying, now, in washington, history of a very different variety. the national zoo celebrating an absurdly adorable new arrival. a giant panda cub. the panda cub came into the world with a squeak. and a tweet. from the smithsonian officials announcing the birth of the giant panda on twitter, writing, we have a cub. >> our giant panda gave birth to a live cub. that cub seems to be doing very well. >> reporter: after two hours of labor, the miracle of life. within seconds, the giant man da mother, already starting to cradle and care for her newborn cub. this is the third panda born this summer alone. on "gma" on friday, we took an exclusive behind the scenes look at zoo atlanta's twin panda cubs, born just last month. the only surviving set in the u.s. ever. it's really no major mystery why panda-monium, is winning over the hearts of so many am
that what the assad regime has done will not go unpunished. >> make no mistake, president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: for kerry the attacks seemed personal. >> as a father, i can't get the image out of my head of a man who held up his dead child, wailing while chaos swirled around him. >> reporter: while the administration is convinced a chemical attack occurred, the u.n. is proceeding with its investigation. those inspectors who came under sniper fire donning bulletproof vests to interview survivors. while u.n. authorization would be ideal, it is doubtful that will come. >> if the united states stands by and doesn't take very serious action, not just launching some cruise missiles, then, again, our credibility in the world is diminished even more, if there's any left. >> so, martha, as you said, this military strike could come soon. a tricky calculation by the obama administration. they want to strike hard enough to punish the assad regime, but they don't wan
, that forced the closure of 19 embassies and consulates earlier this week. president obama is expected to address these security concerns at a news conference this afternoon. and abc news will be covering it live. >>> there's new developments overnight in the manhunt of a california kidnapping suspect, who is believed to be on the run with his 16-year-old victim. authorities have revealed an alarming possibility that the suspect's car may be booby-trapped. brandi hitt is covering this story. >> reporter: evidence found in the remain of james dimaggio's home, suggest he may be carrying homemade explosives. he's accused of kidnapping 16-year-old hannah anderson sunday, after allegedly killing her mother, possibly her brother, and setting fire to his southern california home. he is believed to be driving a blue nissan versa. more than 100 tips have poured in since amber alerts have included oregon, washington and nevada. dimaggio is a friend of the andersons. and detectives say he may have developed an infatuation, a crush on hannah. a statewide amber alert was sent to every cell phone in
." >>> and president obama back at the white house after wrapping his vacation on martha's vineyard over the weekend, the president and the first family arrived at the white house late last night. president obama played six rounds of golf before leaving for home on sunday. this week the president will head to upstate new york and pennsylvania where he'll continue his campaign stump speeches on the economy. >>> and a couple of surprises at the box office this weekend. "the butler" is the top earner with $25 million. meanwhile, the comedy "we're the millers," second, with nearly 18 million. "elysium" third, noticeably absent from that list, "jobs." >>> and a ferrari just set a world record, not in speed. now the most expensive car ever sold at a public auction, 1967 ferrari, 275 spyder, only ten built. sold for a cool $27.5 million. it went to a canadian fashion mogul. the former owners, this is the great part of this story, say that all proceeds are going to charity. good for them. >> that's great. makes it even sweeter. she sure is pretty. thank you, josh. >>> we turn now to oscar pistorius, as expe
are urging president obama to cancel next month's presidential summit in moscow in protest. >>> and it took five years. but this morning the government is celebrating its first big victory in court in its attempt to hold wall street accountable for the financial crisis. former goldman sachs trader, fabrice tourre, known by his nickname, fabulous fab, has been found liable for fraud for his role in a failed mortgage deal. it cost investors $1 billion. now, he once dragged by selling toxic mortgage investments to, quote, widows and orphans. kind of sad. he faces a possible lifetime ban from the financial services industry. >>> and we are waiting but no deal so far for a-rod. talks have reportedly stalled between the yankees star and major league baseball, as the league investigates. excuse me, guys, losing my breath. as the league investigates more than a dozen players caught up in the latest doping scandal. now, the league is threatening to ban a-rod for life unless he agrees to a lengthy suspension. but espn reports that a-rods wants to cash in on the $100 million he is owed under his contr
says of all missing children. alex perez. abc news. >>> president obama addressing the thrifts that caused evacuation from americans from the embassy in yemen. jonathan karl has more. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it was the first time the president has said anything at all about that worldwide terror threat and it came in an appearance with jay leno. the ongoing terror warning issued by the state department is ominous. americans traveling virtually anywhere in the world told to be on high alert for a possible terrorist attack. talking with jay leno, the president sought to downplay the threat. >> the odds of people dying in a terrorist attack, obviously, are still a lot lower than in a car accident, unfortunately. >> reporter: still, he said -- >> violent extremism is still out there. you know, we've got to stay on top of it. >> reporter: the president also addressed russia's decision to grant political asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden, despite the white house's repeated pleas to turn him over. >> there's been time where they slip back into cold war thinking and the col
obama is expected to address the new terror threat at a news conference today at 3:00 eastern. abc news will be carrying it live. >>> and in california, a major development in the search for a missing federal investigator from oakland. police looking for sandra coke have now questioned a parolee with a violent criminal past who dated coke 20 years ago. a $100,000 reward is now being offered in this case. >>> and a bizarre crash in chicago. a bmw plowed into this liquor store, igniting an entire display of vodka. the store owner had to throw out about $100,000 in booze. fortunately, everyone is okay. >>> and finally, this redefines dumpster diving. a guy here in new york city, listen to this story. he turned a large dumpster into a trendy apartment. >> did you say trendy? >> trendy. it's written right there. >> it has all the comforts of a home. a kitchen with a working sink. a bathroom with a working toilet. and a comfy bed. >> a working toilet is always trendy. >> and it does have electricity and even an outdoor bathing area. and of course, a full bar. even featured on hgtv. that was a
, to the election of president obama, through the prism of this man. and you feel that the personal and the political and historic all coming together. >> yeah. lee daniels did an amazing job, i think when he directed, to be able to watch. the big issue between me and my son is, very much a father/son story in a lot of ways. >> heartbreaking in many ways. >> yeah. my son who gets involved with the civil rights movement, creating a better life, and trying to create a better life for them. lee is able to show you what this does to our family. >> and there's a wonderful scene, a scene that you're not in. but a scene where your son is with martin luther king. and martin luther king explains that people who are butlers, like cecil gaines, seem s subservient but are serving their people. >> by their dedication to work. they were able to move things forward. and you get to see, too, where he approaches my character, even in a quiet wall you're talking about. he tries to push forward the envelope. asking for a raise for the other butlers. trying to find equality. in his way, he's trying to
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